2014–:Assistant Professor of ChemistryVirginia Tech
courtesy Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Affiliated to Nanoscience Program, Academy of Integrated Science
Affiliated to Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII)
Affiliated to Virginia Tech Center for Sustainable Nanotechnolgoy (VTSuN

2011–2014: Postdoctoral Fellow - Chemistry, Northwestern University (Dr. Chad A. Mirkin)

2005–2011: PhD - Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Dr. Paul F. Nealey)

2001–2005: Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University (P. R. China)
Advanced Class of Engineering Education - ‘Chu Kochen’ Honors College, Zhejiang University, China

Honors and Awards:
  • Air Force Young Investigator Award (2017)
  • Inventor of the Month, Office of the Vice President for Research, Virginia Tech (2017)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grant Award, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, Virginia Tech (2016)
  • Junior Faculty Award, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, Virginia Tech (2015)
  • Assistant Professor Mentoring Grant Award, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Virginia Tech (2015)
  • International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) Outstanding Researcher Award, Northwestern University (2013) 
  • STEM Communication Fellowship, Northwestern University (2013)
  • Student Inquiry and Research Advisor Certificate, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (2013)
Professional Service:
  • Journal Reviewer for Science, JACS, ACS Nano, Acc. Chem. Res., Langmuir, Sci. Rep., Chem. Commun., Adv. Funct. Mater., Lab Chip, Nanotechnology, RSC Adv., Smart Mater. Struct., J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., Polym. Bull., Polymer, Macromol. Mater. Eng., Micron
  • Proposal Panelist for NSF (2015), DOE-Brookhaven National Lab (2015), Army Research Office (2015), Oak Ridge National Laboratory proposal review committee (2016-present), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR, 2017)